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Microsoft has a commitment to accessibility, they have a dedicated team for this and for making Narrator more of a full-featured screenreader and this process is certainly ongoing and that is really all we need to know. Will there be potential setbacks? Very likely, in large corporations like Microsoft there is often a bit of a disconnect and even rivalry between teams who work on certain projects or aspects of the same platform, but overall none of these large companies will ever abandon accessibility as a priority especially not as time passes and more and more people experience limitations to various degrees whether it's hearing or vision, motor or cognitive.

For the most part we do live in a time which presents never before experienced opportunities for blind people and others with disabilities, yes, I know there is still a disproportionate number of unemployed blind people, but there are also a lot of blind and visually impaired people who have completed advanced education degrees and who work in jobs which were not available even a few decades ago. When I lost my sight in 1984 at the age of 16 back in Germany many older people in my small town felt a lot of pity for me and my family, they thought my life was over and my family would be burdened with me for the rest of my life. I doubt many of them would have never even imagined that a few years later I would immigrate to Canada, complete a Bachelor degree in business and start a retail store where I now own a beautifully renovated building and employ 2 full-time and 2-3 part-time employees. I have other friends who went to school with me in Germany who are judges, lawyers, computer scientists and more. All of it is because technology makes it possible.

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What we need is, someone from Microsoft to tell us.

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I hear what you are saying about new technology, and the need to keep up with it.

But, weren't we promised by Microsoft at one point that there would be no new operating system beyond Windows 10, with all future changes being implemented within that particular operating system?

Maybe I'm loosing my mind, but I swear I read that info from several credible sources.

If this new operating system is really going to happen, I truly wonder how many people will go for it, especially since we all (or many of us) just upgraded to Windows 10 fairly recently.

Ok, I'll stop my rant now.

Tom Behler

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From: <> On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: Monday, June 7, 2021 6:15 PM
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Good evening Randy,

Thanks for sharing this news and for posting it too the list. My question here is, if we all have windows 10 on our computers, will this new windows operating system enable us too get it as an upgrade, or will we be forced too purchase it through Microsoft. Also, I'm wondering if Jaws or Vespero is aware of this change to windows, and its new operating system. Looks like for us, it's going to be catch up time once again, and another learning curve that we'll have too deal with. But I suppose, that is what technology is all about.

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From: <> On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: Monday, June 7, 2021 4:30 PM
Subject: New Win OS?Al,
Well, Here we go again. Not looking forward to another complete OS overhaul...

[tech-vi Announce List] Microsoft will unveil 'the next generation of Windows' on June 24

Windows Central - News, Forums, Reviews, Help for Windows 10 and all things Microsoft. - Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 12:36 PM

Microsoft will unveil 'the next generation of Windows' on June 24

Windows Event
Source: Microsoft

What you need to know
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• Microsoft is holding a Windows event on June 24.
• It plans to unveil the "next generation of Windows."
• The event is online and will be publicly broadcast live starting at 11 AM ET.
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has announced
an event taking place on June 24 where it will unveil the next generation of Windows. The event will be online, and begin at 11AM Eastern Time. The company is expected to unveil a new user interface and feature set for Windows, and possibly position this new version of Windows as "Windows 11."

The company has been working on a complete rejuvenation of the Windows Desktop user interface (codenamed Sun Valley) for some time, and this event will be where the company finally shows off what it's been building. Windows 10 has been the latest version of Windows for six years, and has remained much the same.

Sun Valley is expected to deliver a new Start menu and Taskbar layout, icons, sounds, app designs, and fluid animations. Microsoft may take this user experience rejuvenation effort as a chance to ship a "new" version of Windows, and we think it could possibly fall under the Windows 11
moniker. We'll have to wait and see what Microsoft actually does at the event on June 24.

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— Zac Bowden (@zacbowden)
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Microsoft recently canceled plans to ship a new version of Windows called Windows 10X, which was built on a modern version of the OS called Windows Core OS.
Windows 10X was first going to ship on dual-screen PCs like the Surface Neo before being repositioned as a platform that would compete against Chromebooks in the low-end market.

The company has announced that it will be bringing the best of Windows 10X to the full version of Windows now that 10X isn't coming. Perhaps we'll see the result of that at this event on June 24.

What are you hoping to see at the event? Let us know in the comments.

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We're on the cusp of seeing the biggest Windows news drop in a long time. Could it be the unveiling of Windows 11, and if it is, is that an OS name that excites you?
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